A 23-year-old man has been arrested after an egging incident involving King Charles III – the current head of the Royal family in England. He and his wife, Camilla were walking in the northern England city of York when the incident occurred on Wednesday.
The King has been egged during a walkabout in York.
One man has been detained after appearing to throw eggs at the King and Queen Consort in the city, where the royal couple are due to unveil a statue of the late Queen. pic.twitter.com/inD1BT3Tkg
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) November 9, 2022
The man missed his target and was immediately apprehended by the police after he threw three eggs at the monarch.
The accused, identified as a University of York student, booed at the Royal couple and shouted, “This country was built on the blood of slaves” as the cops were detaining him at the spot.
Other crowd members tried to counter his protest by chanting “Shame on you” and “God save the King.”
Despite the commotion, Charles didn’t seem to be affected by the incident. In a composed response, he stepped around the eggs splattered on the pavement.
Charles and Camilla were in the northern city to unveil a statue of his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Twitter praises King Charles
People on the micro-blogging site soon started pouring their opinions on the incident. While a few were charmed by the monarch’s composure, others took this moment to voice their reservations about Britain’s monarchy.
King Charles was unshakeable despite the fact unidentified missiles were being launched at him. Unflappable in his determination to meet members of the public. If you ask me his performance today is much more impressive than that of this prat. https://t.co/uwRScyvfjg
— Darren Grimes (@darrengrimes_) November 9, 2022
The way King Charles did not even break a sweat over that man throwing egg is the prize for me.😂😂The Royal family is made of stronger stuff than politicians, thats for sure. There will always be one 🤡, So 😎
— Canellecitadelle (@Canellelabelle) November 9, 2022
Say what you want about Charles. But throwing an egg at a 73 year old man (who also happens to be The King of England) should be ashamed. This is the world we live in people! #TheyServeEggsInPrison
— Joseph Keith Walsh (@HouseOfWalsh) November 9, 2022
“Those eggs are the only justice they’re ever going to see.”
Man who threw eggs at King Charles in York says he did for “all the victims of of police brutality, all the victims of slavery and colonialism” pic.twitter.com/nsRPent0hm
— Damien Gayle (@damiengayle) November 9, 2022
Royals under scrutiny in Commonwealth realm
As per Washington Post, the role of Britain and its Royals in the slave trade is under scanner in several countries – where the British monarch is still head of state.
Earlier this year, when Prince William and his wife, Catherine were touring the Caribbean, the activists there demanded that the Royal family issue an apology and support reparations for slavery.
This is not the first incident when the newly appointed King has been subjected to dissent. After Queen Elizabeth’s death, several dissidents were held for staging protests.
In one such incident, an individual was arrested in Edinburgh, Scotland, for holding a sign with profanity and the words “abolish the monarchy.”
Also, a woman was arrested for shouting, “who elected him” while an official document proclaiming Charles as King was being read aloud in Oxford, England.
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